Young People to Take Part in the World's Largest Youth Gathering One Young World with Sabancı Holding are Announced

05.07.2012
  • YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST YOUTH GATHERING ONE YOUNG WORLD WITHE SABANCI HOLDING ARE ANNOUNCED

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Young people to attend the world's largest youth gathering "One Young World" taking place in Pittsburgh, USA on October 18-22 under the sponsorship of Sabancı Holding are announced. 10 young people who will complete the video and group interview phases of the selection process successfully will represent Turkey at the summit in Pittsburgh, USA.  1500 young people as well as names like Sir Bob Geldof, Mohammed Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Arianna Huffington are expected to attend One Young World this year.

The Turkish delegation at One Young World 2012 are: Büşra Ayça Karaman (Bosporus University), Ezgi Karaağaç (Bosporus University), Gökberk Tolga Vatansever (Istanbul Technical University), Dilara Çelik (Koç University), Mehmet Apaydın (Middle Eastern Technical University), Bayram Berkay Akçora (Middle Eastern Technical University), Hazal Alyagut (Özyeğin University), Kaan Özgüney (Sabancı University), Doğukan Küçükşahin (Yıldız Technical University) and Nagehan Beypazar (Yıldız Technical University).

In addition to all of the young people attending the One Young World summit having been born in 1994 or later, it is expected that they will be inclined to teamwork, have leadership potential, be interested in global problems and have participated in voluntary activities.

The first meeting of this summit, which is also called as the "Young Davos" was held in London on February 8-10, 2009 and the second one in Zurich on September 1-4, 2011. Among the more than 1000 delegates from 192 countries in the One Young World Summit, there were young representatives from Turkey under the sponsorship of Sabancı Holding. In previous years, some of the names who took part in the summit and provided insights to young people were Kofi Annan, Sabancı Holding Chairwoman of the Board Güler Sabancı, Prince of Norway Haakon and Princess Mette- Marit, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, musician Joss Stone, footballer Clarence Seedorf and activist Wael Ghonim.